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The Bee Gees

were a music group formed in 1958, featuring brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and later as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid- to late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; Robin's clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry's R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the mid- to late 1970s and 1980s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing several major hits for other artists and have been regarded as one of the most important and influential acts in pop music history. They have been referred to in the media as The Disco Kings, Britain's First Family of Harmony, and The Kings of Dance Music.Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived in Chorlton, Manchester, England until the late 1950s. There, in 1955, they formed the skiffle/rock and roll group the Rattlesnakes. The family then moved to Redcliffe, in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia, later to Cribb Island. After achieving their first chart success in Australia as the Bee Gees with "Spicks and Specks" (their twelfth single), they returned to the UK in January 1967, when producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a worldwide audience. The Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (1977) was the turning point of their career, with both the film and soundtrack having a cultural impact throughout the world, enhancing the disco scene's mainstream appeal. They won five Grammy Awards for Saturday Night Fever, including Album of the Year.

The Bee Gees have sold over 120 million records worldwide (with estimates as high as over 225 million records sold worldwide), making them among the best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; the Hall's citation says, "Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees." With nine number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100, the Bee Gees are the third-most successful band in Billboard charts history behind only the Beatles and the Supremes.Following Maurice's sudden death in January 2003 at the age of 53, Barry and Robin retired the group's name after 45 years of activity. In 2009, Robin announced that he and Barry had agreed that the Bee Gees would re-form and perform again. Robin died in May 2012, aged 62, after a prolonged period of failing health, leaving Barry as the only surviving member of the group.

Articles

August 5, 2022

DJ Khaled, Drake, Lil Baby Pay Homage to Bee Gees on ‘Staying Alive’

Single will appear on DJ Khaled's next album, God Did

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August 5, 2022

DJ Khaled taps Drake and Lil Baby, interpolates Bee Gees hit on new single ‘Staying Alive’

The trio refresh the 70s original for Khaled's first single from his upcoming album The post DJ Khaled taps Drake and Lil Baby, interpolates Bee Gees hit on new single ‘Staying Alive’ appeared first on NME.

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November 3, 2021

Barry Gibb’s legacy is being celebrated with new Royal Mail stamp collection

The Bee Gees man is the fourth artist after David Bowie, Elton John and Paul McCartney to feature The post Barry Gibb’s legacy is being celebrated with new Royal Mail stamp collection appeared first on NME.

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October 19, 2021

Grammy Contenders 2022: Dave Grohl on Returning to the Stage and Why Covering the Bee Gees Is the Foos’ Peak So Far

The rock lifer also discusses why he can't stop writing songs and the genius of Nandi Bushell in an interview for Rolling Stone's new Grammy Preview

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October 11, 2021

Beverly Noga, Former Publicist for Sonny & Cher and the Bee Gees, Dies at 87

Beverly Noga, a music publicist who helped guide the careers of such artists as Sonny & Cher, Cream, the Bee Gees and The Chambers Brothers, died Friday of cancer at her home in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson said. She was 87.

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August 6, 2021

Watch Foo Fighters Troll Westboro Baptist Church With Bee Gees Cover

Congregants of the hateful religious organization protested Foo Fighters’ concert in Kansas

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August 6, 2021

See Foo Fighters Troll Westboro Baptist Church With Bee Gees Classic Before Kansas Concert

"You shouldn’t be hating. You should be dancing," Dave Grohl says during latest salvo against hate group

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July 29, 2021

Foo Fighters Kick Off Summer Tour With ZZ Top Tribute, Bee Gees Classics

The Foo Fighters kicked off their summer tour in Cincinnati on Wednesday night (July 28) by christening the new Icon Music Center with a two-plus hour show of classics and Bee Gees covers.

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July 20, 2021

Stream Foo Fighters’ new album as disco alter-ego The Dee Gees, ‘Hail Satin’

The album, which features Bee Gees covers and live 'Medicine at Midnight' cuts, arrived over the weekend for Record Store Day The post Stream Foo Fighters’ new album as disco alter-ego The Dee Gees, ‘Hail Satin’ appeared first on NME.

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July 12, 2021

Watch Foo Fighters’ disco video for their cover of the Bee Gees’ ‘You Should Be Dancing’

Catch the Dee Gees in full disco flow The post Watch Foo Fighters’ disco video for their cover of the Bee Gees’ ‘You Should Be Dancing’ appeared first on NME.

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June 23, 2021

Listen to Jade Bird’s new Bee Gees-inspired single ‘Now Is The Time’

The latest preview of her upcoming album 'Different Kinds Of Light’ The post Listen to Jade Bird’s new Bee Gees-inspired single ‘Now Is The Time’ appeared first on NME.

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June 21, 2021

Here’s what went down at Foo Fighters’ huge, fully vaccinated New York show

The band's Madison Square Garden gig was the first full-capacity arena show in New York since the start of the pandemic - and it included a special Bee Gees cover The post Here’s what went down at Foo Fighters’ huge, fully vaccinated New York show appeared first on NME.

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June 17, 2021

Foo Fighters’ Bee Gees Tribute Band Announces ‘Hail Satin’ LP

Dee Gee's limited-edition, Record Store Day vinyl features five Brothers Gibb classics, five live Medicine at Midnight tracks

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March 11, 2021

Kenneth Branagh to direct upcoming Bee Gees biopic

Ben Elton is writing the screenplay The post Kenneth Branagh to direct upcoming Bee Gees biopic appeared first on NME.

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March 7, 2021

Watch Foo Fighters cover disco classic on Rock-N-Relief charity livestream

The band put their own take on a hit by Bee Gees member Andy Gibb The post Watch Foo Fighters cover disco classic on Rock-N-Relief charity livestream appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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February 18, 2021

Hear Foo Fighters cover The Bee Gees’ disco classic ‘You Should Be Dancing’

"I have never, ever in my life sung like that," says Dave Grohl The post Hear Foo Fighters cover The Bee Gees’ disco classic ‘You Should Be Dancing’ appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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January 8, 2021

Hear Miranda Lambert Sing ‘Jive Talkin” With Barry Gibb

Rival Sons' Jay Buchanan also appears on groove-heavy version from the Bee Gees member's 'Greenfields' album

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January 8, 2021

Barry Gibb Returns With Country Collection ‘Greenfields’ Featuring Dolly Parton, Keith Urban & More: Listen

The Bee Gees icon returns with Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol.1, a collaboration-stacked album that reinvents the vocal group’s catalog as country music works.

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January 5, 2021

Barry Gibb on Reuniting with Dolly Parton & Who He ‘Freaked Out’ Over While Recording New Country Duets Album

'Greenfields' features the music of the Bee Gees reimagined by Barry Gibb, with artists ranging from Dolly Parton and Keith Urban to Little Big Town, Brandi Carlile and Miranda Lambert.

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January 5, 2021

Barry Gibb won’t watch new Bee Gees documentary: “I can’t handle it”

"I can't handle watching the rest of my family" The post Barry Gibb won’t watch new Bee Gees documentary: “I can’t handle it” appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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January 3, 2021

Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton Reimagine Bee Gees’ Classic ‘Words’ for His New Album: Listen

Barry Gibb is taking Bee Gees fans on a country journey with new album, Greenfields, and it includes a remake of the group's tune "Words" with Dolly Parton.

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January 2, 2021

Listen to Dolly Parton team up with Barry Gibb for new version of Bee Gees’ ‘Words’

The pair reimagine the 1968 song for Gibb’s new album 'Greenfields' The post Listen to Dolly Parton team up with Barry Gibb for new version of Bee Gees’ ‘Words’ appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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December 23, 2020

Bee Gees Classics Are ‘Stayin’ Alive’ on Dance Charts After HBO Documentary Premiere

Bee Gees bound on Billboard's dance/electronic charts (dated Dec. 26) following the Saturday, Dec. 12, premiere of the HBO documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.

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December 11, 2020

Barry Gibb Harmonizes With Gillian Welch, David Rawlings on New ‘Butterfly’

Released by the Bee Gees in 1970, this version appears on Gibb's upcoming album 'Greenfields'

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December 10, 2020

Noel Gallagher Extols Bee Gees in New Doc Clip: ‘You Can’t Go Buy That Sound in a Shop’

HBO's The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart debuts this week

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December 7, 2020

Musicians on Musicians: Barry Gibb & Jason Isbell

One of today’s most gifted songwriters talks to the Bee Gees legend about lyrics and the joy of making music with family: "I’ve known your songs my whole life"

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Discs

More Than A Woman (SG's Paradise Edit)

June 25, 2021

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How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

December 11, 2020

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Bee Gees: 1967 - 1969

November 24, 2020

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Bee Gees: 1981 - 2001

November 19, 2020

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Words (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, March 17, 1968)

August 30, 2020

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This Is Where I Came In

January 1, 2001

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One Night Only

January 1, 1998

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Still Waters

January 1, 1997

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Size Isn't Everything

January 1, 1993

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High Civilization

March 25, 1991

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One

April 17, 1989

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E.S.P.

September 1, 1987

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Living Eyes

October 1, 1981

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Spirits Having Flown

February 5, 1979

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Here At Last… Bee Gees …Live

January 1, 1977

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Children Of The World

January 1, 1976

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Main Course

June 1, 1975

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Mr. Natural

January 1, 1974

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Life In A Tin Can

January 1, 1973

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To Whom It May Concern

January 1, 1972

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Trafalgar

September 1, 1971

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2 Years On

November 1, 1970

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Cucumber Castle

January 1, 1970

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Odessa (Deluxe Edition)

March 30, 1969

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Odessa

March 30, 1969

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Idea

September 1, 1968

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Idea (Deluxe Edition)

August 11, 1968

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Horizontal (Deluxe Version)

February 1, 1968

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Horizontal

January 1, 1968

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Bee Gees 1st (Deluxe Version)

July 14, 1967

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Bee Gees' 1st

July 14, 1967

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